Garageband Metronome Volume Question

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by StevieB, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. StevieB macrumors member

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    I use the 'metronome' function in Garageband '09 when making my solo acoustic finger style recordings to help ensure I stay on tempo.

    Question: can I set the metronome output volume 'independent' of the guitar output volume while I am 'monitoring' my recording via headphones?

    If yes . . . how do i do it?

    The problem I have is that to get the metronome volume loud enough for me to use it effectively as a guide, the guitar increases in volume as well, so . . . well hopefully you get the point.
     
  2. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't use GarageBand in a while, but I'm pretty sure you can't change the volume of the metronome. Forgive me for stating the obvious but you could try to keep the level on your pre-amp/audio card clean but lower the guitar's volume in garageband while recording and then just increase the overall volume?

    Otherwise, you can always try dropping an apple loop with some simple drums or just lay down a drum pattern (midi) and follow that instead of the metronome, you will get volume control on those and they're much more fun to play along to :) .
     
  3. StevieB thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks paolo- I'll give that a try. I appreciate you responding.
     

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